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Isobel Christiansen

Published: Tuesday 4 September 2012, 18.55CET
Birmingham
Published: Tuesday 4 September 2012, 18.55CET

Isobel Christiansen

Birmingham

Previous clubs: Manchester United, Everton LFC 

Domestic honours: FA Women's Cup (1)

UEFA honours: UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship (1)

Which player most inspired you and why? Ryan Giggs, because he is the ultimate professional.

Which coach most inspired you? Adam Temple, from my time with Manchester United's Under-14 team. 

What was the best advice they gave you? To play your natural game.

Best player you've played with? Karen Carney. She is an all-round player with pace, technique, skill and an incredible work rate. 

Toughest opponent? Japanese forward Mana Iwabuchi. She is the female equivalent of Andrés Iniesta.

What are your memories of your first club as a child? Winning matches 12-0 every week. I enjoyed them because I continued to learn regardless of the scoreline. 

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? Just to enjoy everything you do. Don't let anyone misdirect you or influence your own game. 

Last updated: 05/12/12 5.54CET

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